Alumni Relations

Dear Alumnus,

Alumni Relations had planned a most exciting and informative range of activities for 2021. However, due to the prevailing pandemic we had to unfortunately place everything on hold. We missed our interactions - via a variety of events - with our many graduates in South Africa, neighbouring countries and abroad and hope that we will soon be able to meet safely and interact as we have done in previous years. This is our aim in 2022.

We have however still interacted with thousands of graduates through emails, written and telephonic communication as well as via various social media platforms and numerous webinars.

The country specific Facebook pages for alumni based in the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Lesotho are active. Please let us know if you would like to join these Facebook groups.  There has also been considerable interest in the main Facebook page for all alumni - please do not forget to like us! Please see webinar invitations and other notices on the main Facebook page.

Communication via the websiteFacebookTwitter and SMS has increased and is an effective way of informing graduates of UKZN issues/activities. The alumni Linkedin page has been closed, you can now join us on the UKZN Linkedin page. In order to keep everyone updated on University events – we are eager to secure the current contact details of alumni – especially email addresses and mobile telephone numbers. Also, please encourage any friends or relatives who are graduates and have not received any correspondence from the University in recent months to provide us with their updated contact details. This can be done via a quick email to or the website.

We look forward to interacting with you and hopefully actually seeing you at events in the not so distant future.

With our very best wishes, 
The Alumni Relations Team. 


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CAES CATCH-UP: 2021 Semester 1 Newsletter from the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science. 

Showcasing innovative research, teaching and learning triumphs, student success and alumni activities in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

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UKZN UK Trust Newsletter – Summer 2021.

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UKZN CAES Webinar: Monthly online Public Lecture Series - Wednesday, 8 December 2021

What do Scientists Do?  A Look Inside the Ivory Tower. 

Speaker: Professor Neil Koorbanally:  Drug Discovery – Finding New Drugs that Heal.

Time: 17h30-18h30

Platform: Zoom

RSVP here.   

Please see invitation for more information. 


UKZN CAES Webinar: Keynote lecture of the CAES Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium. - Thursday, 9 December 2021

Title: Universe

Speaker: Professor Neil Turok

Time:  09h00-10h00

Platform:   Zoom

RSVP here. (note that you will be taken to the PRIS rsvp site as this lecture forms part of the official programme of the 2021 College Postgraduate Research & Innovation Symposium).

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UKZN CAES Memorial Lecture in Celebration of the Life of Chris Buckley - Friday, 10 December 2021

Title: The Importance of Transdisciplinary Research for Water and Sanitation Transformation

Speakers: Mr Neil Macleod, WASH R&D Centre Advisory Board, UKZN, and Prof Cathy Sutherland, School of Built Environment and Development Studies, UKZN

Time: 09h00-10h00

Platform: Zoom

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The Department of Sport, Arts & Culture; University of KwaZulu-Natal; Luthuli Foundation and Luthuli Museum cordially invite you to the 2021 Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture - Friday,10 December 2021

Keynote Speaker:  Mr Thabo Mbeki, The Honourable Former President of the Republic of South Africa

Theme: Africa And Freedom

Time: 18h00 – 20h00

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View the live YouTube stream here on the day.

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UKZN Extended Learning: Black Friday Promotion

In celebrating Black Friday and with the aim to assist businesses and individuals in upskilling, we will be offering a crazy Black Friday Promotion on our Competent Project Management Programme.

Join us on the programme taking place from 1st – 3rd December 2021 and instead of paying R7 830, you can now enrol for R2 499 for this intake only.

Please note that spaces are limited and Terms and Conditions apply.

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